Become Part of the Heritage Center Volunteer Docent Program
Volunteers of the Heritage Center greet visitors and introduce them to exhibitions and activities at the new facility. They are trained by the Heritage Center Manager and Hannibal Square historian, Fairolyn Livingston, who has undergone extensive training through the Orange County Regional History Center.
As a volunteer docent, your most important job will be to introduce The Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park, the Crealdé School of Art’s most unique and award-winning outreach project.
This on-going, community-based project celebrates the heritage, character, and contributions made by Winter Park’s African-American community. As a community member, you are uniquely qualified to speak on this subject, and your insights and memories are a very important part of the experience.
The following excerpt from a letter received from a visitor in 2009 illustrates the impact that the Heritage Center has on its visitors:
“…Living out in Windermere, neither Helene nor I had previously seen the Center, although for many years we have driven through the “west side” when visiting Winter Park—without, we must confess, too much thought about the African-American community that had for so long lived and worked there. For us, the Center and its wonderful exhibits were a startling, eye-opening experience.”
If you are interested in volunteering with the Heritage Center, please contact Docent Manger Fairolyn Livingston at flivingston@Crealde.org.